Eko-Konnect is a cluster of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (ngREN). Its aims to support network connectivity and collaboration between education and research organisations in the Lagos area as part of wider efforts to establish a functional and sustainable National Research and Education Network (NREN)
It was established in December 2009 in an initiative led by the University of Lagos to exploit the geographical proximity to sea cables and telecommunication companies to secure high speed and affordable Internet connectivity for the research and education community.
Eko-Konnect has as it's objectives:
- Connecting participating institutions in a high speed network suitable for academic activity
- Good inter-operability between research organizations and higher education networks that enable secure anytime, anywhere access by students, teachers and researchers
- Fostering of collaborative research in network technology and the development of internet resources, training, and usergroups amongst participating institutions.
- Collaboration with other stakeholders to establish the national Nigerian Research and Education Network (ngREN) and regional West and Central African network (WACREN)
Eko-Konnect is registered in Nigeria as a non-profit association to further these aims and objectives.